Gretry La Magnifique

Label:
Cat No:
8660305
Barcode:
730099030571
Format:
CD
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Released:
01 - 11 - 2012
Price:
$12.95
Status:
AVAILABLE
 
 

Gretry La Magnifique

Emiliano Gonzalez Toro (tenor), Elizabeth Calleo , Marguerite Krull (soprano), Jeffrey Thompson, Karim Sulayman (tenor), Douglas Williams, Randall Scarlata (baritone), Opera Lafayette, Ryan Brown (conductor)

Andre-Ernest-Modeste Gretry was the greatest French composer of opera comique in the 18th Century. His librettist for Le Magnifique, Jean-Michel Sedaine, took a tale by La Fontaine and fashioned it into a compelling libretto. Gretry responded with an outstanding score, including one of the first programmatic overtures in musical history. His expressive love music, and extended preludes and postludes, add to the theatrical variety of this important and varied opera.

Gretry La Magnifique
Ouverture
Act I
Marche: Andante, Tempo giusto, Marche, Duo: C'est lui (Alix, Clementine), Ariette: Pourquoi donc ce Magnifique (Clementine), Duo: Ma chere enfant (Aldobrandin, Clementine), Ariette: Ah, c'est un superbe cheval (Fabio), Trio: Vous m'etonnez, vous badinez (Aldobrandin, Le Magnifique, Fabio)
Act II
Ariette: Ah! Si jamais je cours les mers (Laurence), Duo: Je ne sais pourquoi je pleure (Clementine, Alix), Ariette: Quelle contrainte! (Clementine), Trio: Clementine, mettez-vous la (Aldobrandin, Le Magnifique, Fabio), Entracte (la fanfare des Courses)
Act III
Ariette: Ah! Que je me sens coupable!, Duo: Te voila donc (Alix, Laurence), Ariette: O ciel! Quel air de courroux! (Alix), Ariette: Jour heureux! (Clementine), Finale: Ne me bats pas (Fabio, Laurence, Horace, Aldobrandin, Le Magnifique, Clementine, Alix)

Running Time: 1 hr 20 min